Big Apple Pizza

I’m sure you’ve read about Scott Van Duzer’s pizza place being boycotted and trashed on review sites today by GOPers because of his ‘meeting’ and support for the President yesterday.

The fight-back has been fantastic. For example, on Yelp, where they were rating him down and saying disgusting things about his business, people like this have been responding:

Sorry to hear the GOP propaganda machine learned how to use Yelp to operate possibly the most primitive form of internet trolling – artificial ratings. I have much more pressing chores (grading papers and cooking dinner) now, but I’m sure the GOP have stained the ratings with Faux News horse sh*t as “you didn’t build that”, “communist President” etc.

Just play by the rules, provide healthcare to employees, and give women parity and I don’t care what side of the aisle you’re on! I can’t wait to visit my best friend in FL and give Mr Duzer some business.

He’s now received so much support – and so many pizza orders – he’s asking people to donate to his foundation instead.

  The Van Duzer Foundation

I love Dems!

171 Responses to “Big Apple Pizza”

  1. 1 Roberta in MN
    September 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Chips.

  2. 6 Elle in MI
    September 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Fired up!

  3. 10 taiping1
    September 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Just donated! What a great supporter!

  4. 11 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Shameful I wish I could order his pizza

  5. 12 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Happily sent in my donation! 😀

  6. 13 desertflower
    September 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Chips, Just saw that you put “Gotta Register” and “Gotta Vote” up here….thank you:) Hope that can reach people that visit here…and they pass this on to their friends!

    Monday night is my calling night, so I don’t have to leave yet…but soon…then I will check back in to make sure I didn’t miss anything while I was gone….and everyone is behaving…..and amk didn’t beat me to cracking open the Bombay Sapphire!

  7. 17 Me4obama (@Me4obama)
    September 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Donated. We are not gonna take it anymore.

  8. September 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I hope Mr Van Duzer will be remembered as bringing a whole new meaning to #GiveALift 🙂

  9. September 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Love this guy. I intend to donate to his cause.

    • 25 nathkatun7
      September 11, 2012 at 12:42 am

      Me too Jackie! We must show these Obama haters that though they may have support from some billionaires and multimillionaires they still don’t own all the people in the United States.

  10. 26 vitaminlover
    September 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    That’s MY charismatic President!!!!

  11. 28 Melanie
    September 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Great that Scott is getting support. “Love overpowers the hate by twos.”

  12. 30 anniebella
    September 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Isn’t those hateful Republicans something. Don’t the guy have a right to support who ever he want too.

    • 31 anniebella
      September 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      If I was anywhere near I would order a pizza myself.

    • 32 Dudette
      September 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      I’d order pizza and have it sent to a local shelter or group home or firehouse, but I suspect the poor folks have already been inundated with orders (per Chips’ headline post).

  13. 33 cookemom
    September 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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  14. September 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm


  15. September 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Ok, so, my donation tally for the past two days:

    Yesterday: Reactivated my OFA monthly donation — there was some glitch with my card. Upped it to $35 a month, so a bit more than #ONEDOLLARADAY

    Today: Gave $30 to Mr. Van Duzer’s foundation.
    Gave $70 to Act Blue’s top candidates.

    As I’ve been saying, these polling numbers have turned me from just trying to secure PBO’s re-election, to a wholesale demolition of the right wing apparatus in this country. We can do this. We must do this. And when responsible conservatives re-emerge, they can participate in perfecting the union.

    • September 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      “… to a wholesale demolition of the right wing apparatus in this country. We can do this. We must do this.”

      Been saying that for awhile, LL 🙂

      #OutPerform1936 … an oldie but goodie 😀 😀

      And, so neat of you to be making those donations!!

      Let’s Get It Done!!!

    • September 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Yes, the only way PBO’s actions can actually help this country is by having a House and Senate that aren’t obstructing his every move (think Job’s Bill one year anniversary this past weekend).

      This is what coattails is all about!

      Dem leads in NM Senate:

      North Dakota is a toss-up:

      “Republican nervousness is spreading and threatens to turn into a stampede.”

      “tougher road to 51 Senate Republicans now face”

      And finally, our favorite wingnut:
      “Jim Graves internal poll showing he is within two points of Michele Bachmann.”

    • September 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      I am doing the same here in Wisconsin – we have to take back the state senate and assembly to the dem side so Walker cannot push any more crazy bills through and then try to get Tammy Baldwin elected to the senate. I might be stuck with Sean Duffy for my rep though as they have redistricted and added more republicans to his area so he’s pretty much a shoo-in. We have to get the Congress on PBO’s side or he’ll continue to be obstructed.

    • 53 nathkatun7
      September 11, 2012 at 12:52 am

      “As I’ve been saying, these polling numbers have turned me from just trying to secure PBO’s re-election, to a wholesale demolition of the right wing apparatus in this country.”

      I am with you 100%! We must seize this moment to make sure that that Democrats regain their majorities in Congress. With Democratic majorities in Congress, the country can look forward to sane policies that will improve the lives of people and prevent the government from sending young people to fight in another dumb war.

  16. September 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Mitt Romney has been turned away by a large union whose endorsement he hoped to win.

    The 330,000-member Fraternal Order of Police, the country’s largest police union, announced that it would back no candidate for president this year, the first time the group had passed on an endorsement in its 98-year history. The union backed the Republican nominees in 2000, 2004 and 2008, and backed President Bill Clinton in 1996.


    • 55 desertflower
      September 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Yes, but I’m PISSED that they didn’t endorse PBO either! After he fought like hell to keep firefighters, police and teachers from losing their jobs! Are they KIDDING!! I’m half temped to send them an email and ask them if they understand who’s on their side? If they understand that R govs are shit canning these public servants left and right! This makes my blood boil.

      • September 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        The firefighter unions have endorsed Obama. THEY know who has their backs.

      • September 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

        It’s incredible that they’ve supported Republicans so often, and aren’t endorsing PBO now – talk about being clueless about your own interests. But considering their usual political allegiances, this a huge embarrassment for Romney. And as Dudette said, I think the leadership know pretty damn well where the rank and file’s vote will go.

    • 58 Dudette
      September 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      So that really means their membership is going with PBO. They’re just to shy to say it out loud. Fine, just vote then.

      • 59 nathkatun7
        September 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

        Absolutely! I think the rank and file made sure that the leadership does not endorse Willard. There are quite a few cops who kept their jobs because of President Obama’s stimulus bill. There are also many cops who know that they wouldn’t be overstretched if Congress had passed the American Jobs Bill that the President submitted to Congress last year.

    • 60 Betsy
      September 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      In my opinion, the police should NOT be endorsing anyone, as they should remain impartial. They would do a better job that way.

    • September 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Worth the effort …

  17. 65 4morefor44
    September 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    i hope the store owner will realize he should never vote for a republican again in his life, and tell all his friends and relatives the same. as bruce springsteen says, “we take care of our own!” unlike the republicans he’s associated himself with in the past.

  18. September 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Nailed it!

  19. September 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I hope Panetta doesn’t screw up!

  20. 68 Cman
    September 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Sent my donation his way. They really want to mess with us. They must’ve hit their head pretty hard. We just beat the cooperate puppet master in fundraising this last month and the money the DNC convention brought in was not even counted yet. They will soon learn the hardball us little guys play.


  21. September 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    • September 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Aw, the dick haz a sad!

    • 82 Roberta in MN
      September 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Love it. I watched MJ today for the first time in months. Dick have me heartburn, had to turn him off. C-Span wasn’t any better today.Been really busy, first time on the intertubes since 6am today. Deprived. 🙂

    • 83 theo67
      September 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      People like a winner. The fact that the Paul Ryan pick was a major fiasco, and that the convention featured the 2016 line-up already priming for their spaces, plus Romney’s poor performance in Europe and then on Sunday – with his wife having to hold his hand… Stinks like a big loser.

    • 84 susanne
      September 11, 2012 at 2:02 am

      reads like a tragedy, doesn’t it? boohoohoooooo!

      ‘ Until Romney breaks this cycle, he is in danger of living out the Haley Barbour dictum: in politics, bad gets worse. Super PACs might start shifting their money from the presidential race to save the House majority and look to pick up Senate seats. Romney’s own fundraising will take a hit. Stories about Romney pulling up stakes in Michigan and other ostensible battlegrounds will add to the death stench. And there will be an avalanche of suggestions and second-guessing from pundits and Republican operatives and politicians about Romney’s tactics, strategy and staff. ‘

      Read more: http://thepage.time.com/2012/09/10/the-troubles/#ixzz268dQ8lvJ

  22. 86 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm


    • 87 pugeretto
      September 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Oh good! Now Scandal is coming back already….while we’re waiting for Newsroom & Political Animal’s returns. Ha, I don’t know anyone else who watches all these shows except for here & on twitter…their loss. Fun while we’re counting down the days for PBO’s 2nd greatst term ever. this Chicago stuff going on…the CTU put out that video claiming Rahm worked with the Teaparty…I do not care for Karen Lewis one bit…there’s another video showing her last year making fun of Arnie, etc…she needs to go. Period.

      • 88 pugeretto
        September 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        I am totally for the teachers & smaller room sizes etc, but that Lewis is the worst Rep for them. Enough about that.

  23. 93 purpleshoesla
    September 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    What ho TOD Peeps. Just made a donation made to Scott VanDuzer’s foundation. I also really like the idea of paying for a pizza for a local homeless shelter/fire department/police or OFA near one of Big Apple’s locations. I may do that as well once the initial hubub dies down. Oh and Chuck Todd is a complete moron. Off to phone bank. #PRESSON

  24. September 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    (Romney wants to replace Obamacare with Obamacare)

    Great post I found.

  25. September 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    The Teachers Union are making a big mistake.
    I can’t support what they are doing. If it goes in past a week, it might deflate Teachers from voting Democratic.
    It’s stupid and selfish!

    • 112 cookemom
      September 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      If you don’t know the local issues, then you don’t know the issues. If a strike will deflate teachers from voting for PBO, then I’m not sure they were Dems to begin with. Stop blaming the outcome of a national election on a local teachers strike. They have enough to handle in this climate of anti-union, anti-teacher environment. This is an Illinois, no…..a Chicago issue and there’s no jeopardy to any election based on this teacher’s strike. As I stated elsewhere, there’s not a child in the Chicago Public School system whose parents will not vote for PBO. Any adult who would vote for Mitt in Illinois, does not have a child affected by this strike.

      • September 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

        Your opinion, again…

        • 114 cookemom
          September 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

          More than an opinion this time Jovie. I’m up close and living this strike. I don’t have kids in the Chicago School system, so I don’t have a personal interest other than the welfare of those kids. There is no legitimate reason to politicize this local issue as if teachers will bring PBO down. You are doing to teachers what the Pubs do, devalue them as if they have no rights to negotiate their issues. Who cares about a target on Rahm? He’s the mayor and he needs to do what mayors do, help settle this thing. He asked for this job, now he needs to perform it. If you think for a moment, that this impacts PBO, then you aren’t too confident in PBO’s election chances. Illinois is solildly blue and we’re the only ones who get to vote here. Find a real issue to complain about, this isn’t one of them.

    • 116 redbird45 (@redbird45)
      September 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      I agree with you Jovie whole heartedly.

  26. September 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    PBO’s favorability is back to where it was BEFORE the TP craziness (Nov 2009, 53.1%):

  27. September 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Hubby and I just sent in our absentee ballot request forms so that we can vote for PBO on Septemeber 27. I don’t know why Iowa is doing it this way, but works for me! Now, if only we could fulfill the rest of that old saying “Vote early, vote often!” 😆

    • September 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Republicans LOVE voting absentee. Their return rate of absentee ballots is high. Dems need to embrace this also and do likewise.

      It’s less restricting than going through the Voter ID hurdles and they cannot monitor as to whether you are actually absent on the day. Less hassle than queing all day and the numbers are immediately reported on when booth closes because ballots are counted earlier.

  28. 121 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Alrighty then. It’s about time!
    Ground Zero cancer victims to get compensation

    NEW YORK — About 50 types of cancer have been added to the list of diseases eligible for coverage in a compensation program for people who became sick after the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001, officials said Monday.

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said it had confirmed a recommendation made in June to include the cancers, which break up into 14 categories.

    “The final rule adds to the list of WTC-related health conditions each of the types of cancer proposed,” World Trade Center health program administrator John Howard said in a statement.

    A $4.3 billion fund is available for 9/11 health victims but until now cancer sufferers — believed to be in the many hundreds — have not been able to place claims of their own. The new rule will take effect in mid-October…. [more in the article]

  29. September 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  30. 124 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Off-topic: Okay men, this seems to happen a lot? Shouldn’t you guys give each classes or something?
    Florida man accidentally shoots penis while cleaning gun

  31. September 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

  32. 133 Dakota
    September 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Rihanna Tells Piers Morgan to “Grow a D**K!

    *Rihanna showed up at the MTV Video Music Awards last week with a new cropped hairstyle that immediately became a trending topic on Twitter.

    Piers Morgan of CNN got wind of it when she performed during the closing ceremony of the Paralympics Games in London over the weekend, and he wasn’t a fan. The journalist tweeted that Rihanna needed to “grow her hair back. Fast.”

    Within minutes of coming off-stage, Riri had fired back, telling Morgan, “Grow a dick…FAST!!”

    Unperturbed, Piers asked, “This a good time to ask for an interview?” to which Rihanna surprisingly replied, “Haaaa! Only if it’s not about cosmetics! But phuck yea lets do it!!!!!!!!!”

    Yeah, I bet if he does get an interview, he won’t be talking too much crap to Rihanna…she obviously can hold her own! LOL!

  33. 135 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Don Cheadle in NC

    “I never really think of myself as being involved in politics, so to speak. I’m a father; I’m passionate about the future for my children. And I think that when I look at the landscape, President Obama has enacted the kind of legislation and tried to move forward on the kinds of policies that I believe in the future will take our country in the right direction.”—Don Cheadle on why he supports President Obama.

  34. 137 lisalovesobama
    September 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Dan Rather is a fuckwit. Why is he on The Cow’s show? Ass!

    • 138 4morefor44
      September 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      at least i’m happy that so many more people now understand what a big scam our media has been for so long. brokaw has been exposed in recent years. russert was before he died at the scooter libby trial, and now rather’s true motivations are becoming seen. all these people are/were paid millions of dollars to tear diminish anything liberal, and promote “big business” for decades! it’s not new, it’s just that it’s all so obvious now. thank god!!

    • 139 sabreen60
      September 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      I read the comments on Twitter about what Rather was saying. My response was I don’t watch Maddow and Rather is a has been who doesn’t know he’s a has been. I understand that he said he still thinks Romney can win. He seems to say that on every show he goes on.

    • 140 Puddin'
      September 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      My sentiments exactually…he thinks he is important …he needs to go out to pasture…

  35. 141 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Can someone explain to me why Rachel feels she must bring Dan Rather on to give Romney an his campaign a psychological boost at our expense? Thanks in advance.

    • 142 lisalovesobama
      September 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      I KNOOOOOOOOOW! she is insane!!!

      • 143 COS
        September 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        I don’t know why she continue to pull out this washed up relic to talk about campaigns. I turned immediately when he repeated “Romney can still win” meme. Pundits keep saying Romney can win on the economy. The only problem is, there are a whole lot of things tied to the economy and Robney flunks everything because we do not know what he will do. Also, all of these pundits are totally forgetting how good PBO is in debates. They act as if Robney is the expert debater.

        • 144 EricFive
          September 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

          Well I expect them to all say that Mitt won or tied all of the debates (just like they did for McCain). I expect MSNBC to start bashing PBO again pretty soon (they were friendly to boost ratings for the Dem convention). Just like Mitt, the MSM is probably waiting for some misstep by the Obama team to pounce (or the msm will create some bullshit “controversy”). I don’t trust any of these media personalities. It is fascinating to see how personally invested they seem in propping up Mitt’s candidacy. From trying to explain away PBO’s convention bounce to giving pep talks to Mitt or giving political advice a al Ed Rendell, the bias is hard to deny or ignore. Any pundit who pretends the GOP’s obstruction bears no blame for the state of the economy is not to be trusted. Their refusal to call out the GOP and lay blame where it belongs is what emboldens the GOP to act so unhinged and seditious.

    • 145 vitaminlover
      September 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      She thinks that she is being deep, analytical and intellectual at any cost. She has enough ego to think that she is above everything.

      • 146 hopefruit2
        September 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        Yet instead of pushing back on that fool, she just sat there while he spewed his superficial, non-analytical, and non-intellectual drivel about Bill Clinton being the singular cause of PBO’s bounce, and the bounce not going to last.

        • 147 EricFive
          September 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

          Is he a spokesman for Mitt’s campaign? He sure sounds like it, with the lame attempt to lionize Bill Clinton at the expense of PBO. You should expect more media personalities to come out of the woodwork with similar talking points (they will definitely get booked). Mitt and the MSM realize the Bill Clinton is an effective surrogate to counter the GOP’s race baiting, so they are trying to create a wedge.

          • 148 theo67
            September 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

            Bill Clinton did an absolutely amazing job last week, and I hope he continues to do so during the length of this campaign (and for Hillary, if she ever chooses to run). However, it must always be mentioned that President Obama has spent about half of his time reversing the damage from Bush and Clinton’s presidencies – and that a lot of what emoprogs are angry at President Obama for is actually stuff that Clinton put in place. DADT. DOMA. Glass-Steagall.

    • September 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      LOL! When I criticize Rachel, lurkers come out of cyberspace and pound me into oblivion.
      Must be my Name, they look for?

    • 150 nathkatun7
      September 11, 2012 at 1:30 am

      Beats me! But then again I’ve never been a fan of either Dan Rather or Rachel Maddow. May be it’s just me, but I think that both of them have a tendency to be glib and and a bit superficial.

  36. 151 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I REALLY like this guy!

    San Antonio Mayor Julian Casto (DNC Keynote Speaker) Campaigning for President Obama at George Mason University this past weekend

  37. 156 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  38. 157 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    LOL! #WeStoleThat 😀

  39. September 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Tuesday Sep. 11, 2012
    8:45 AM
    Obama and Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
    9:10 AM
    Obama and Michelle Obama depart from the White House to the Pentagon Memorial.
    9:30 AM
    Obama and Michelle Obama attend September 11th Observance Ceremony.
    11:30 AM
    Obama and Michelle Obama return to the White House.
    1:45 PM
    Obama departs the White House en route Bethesda, Md.
    1:55 PM
    Obama arrives in Bethesda, Md.
    2:15 PM
    Obama visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
    4:40 PM
    Obama departs Bethesda, Md., en route the White House.
    4:50 PM
    Obama arrives at the White House.

  40. September 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Hi all, great news – AIG repaid the $182 Billion to the U.S. trreasury. Per CNBC breaking news.

  41. September 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    More financial leadership from President Obama and his team …

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury said on Monday it expects to raise $18 billion from its sale of American International Group shares, representing a profit of $12.4 billion to date on the Treasury and Federal Reserve’s investment in the insurer.

    The Treasury priced the offering at $32.50 a share, above the $28.72 needed for the government to break even on its investment in the company.

    This is the fourth and largest tranche the Treasury has sold above the break-even price. After the sale closes, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve will recover a total of $194.7 billion from the combined investment of $182.3 billion.


  42. 166 lisalovesobama
    September 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I don’t give a fuck what Rick Scott does. That fucking ballot could be a million pages, I’m going down to my polling station and voting. Fuckinh hate these cheats. Fucking bastards. Hate the fuck outta them.

  43. 169 Betsy
    September 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    This discussion on voter fraud…the GOP antics are scary!!!!

  44. 170 Dudette
    September 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Premiere of full theatrical trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new movie “Lincoln” is coming up on Sept 13. Based on the on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” (one of PBO’s favorites), the film stars Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field and James Spader. The film will be released in December.

    There’s a teaser trailer here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/09/10/lincoln-teaser-trailer-released/

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